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>> supervisors, capital director for the san francisco parks and recreation. i have a brief presentation today on the eastern plan for the open space. some of this was covered earlier by the city planning presentation. i think there is one fundamental commitment made as part of eastern neighborhoods. we would create four new open spaces and we are very well poised to follow through on that commitment. as noted in the earlier
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presentation 17 and folsom is a good example of the collaboration that's gone on between the planning and the parks and recreation and the community , we are able to use those impact fees to secure that site and complete a design. that project is on hold now to make time for the puc to create storm water catch basin underneath the park. once that is complete, we should be able to move forward. i think that spirit of collaboration is what we want to continue to repeat and all the other projects that we are considering for the eastern neighborhoods. we have at this point two very successful meetings with the eastern neighborhoods with cac around outlining a process about how we can work together to identify capital improvements that would be funding through the eastern neighborhoods and impact fees and using the matching funds
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and geo bonds and other sources. what we have discuss with the cac and planning department is what should the major renovation projects be that we undertake. we feel we have a strong acquisition stronl at this point between planning recreation and parks. we have not done much with the series renovation projects to serve the additional population that we are expecting. looking at the portfolio projects that parks and recreation opens and maintains in the eastern neighborhood. we came up with a list of priority projects based on feedback from the community and also our own understanding of the general condition of those cites and the extent to which they are also have been
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unable to generate funds for those projects and there are parks that need to be renovated and parks that we've been able to renovate with the trusted land and other partners and there is others that we have not been able to find other funding for providing. some of those parks include jackson playground, mission rec's, franklin square, and potrero hill, which is the name of the property but it's the rec's center that seems to be an outstanding place, the cal trans property maintains and the city wants us to integrate that sight further and make potential improvements. here is a map of the eastern neighborhoods and where these
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sites are located. i think our main goal is to try to develop a policy framework for how we want to identify the sites that we are vetting. our main goal is to develop a focus list of projects that we would require the impact fees to again the design of those projects and develop really a mini capital plan around the use of eastern neighborhoods for impact fees for open space. we met with the neighborhood cic in spep -- september where they reviewed the funds for the project and the bonds and the cac enthusiastically agreed to allocate additional funds on that project. we'll be able to start construction on that
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project in fall of next year. besides 17th and folsom, that feels like a great promise we are focusing on. and we talked to cac to talk about what these projects would look like and we agreed on the following steps which is we are going to try to come back in march to the cac with menu of options and what the scope would look like and the associated budget and looking at that as well as the projected cash flow for the eastern neighborhood we want to come up with a comprehensive plan for how to move forward. as i said the process so far has been marked by a high degree of cooperation and we are very excited about the opportunities we have here to
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potentially make some long requested improvements in the community. with that i'm happy to answer any additional questions? >> okay. there is no questions here. thank you for your presentation. >> actually i have a couple quick questions. how did you come to select the priorities? >> the first was around the condition of those properties. we are focusing on properties that have not received a significant amount of capital to date. these are properties that have not received a lot of attention. secondly, i think the ability, we try and think of our capital program looking at all the funding sources together. so again, looking at the funding source that from the geo bonds and other partnerships, these are the properties that didn't have a plan in place for them where
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the needs have been identified but we hadn't identified a clear funding source and third is utilization and just a sense from within the recreation and parks department of how these facilities are being used and whether not they play a core role in the community. >> is there a plan continually support and maintain these open spaces? >> i think that the plan is to continue to use our existing general fund resources to support the maintenance of these spaces as they are maintained now. we acknowledge there is more maintenance resources for all of our properties. but i think with existing general fund resources we have, our propc scores over the past years demonstrate that we continue to actually with limited resources don't improve our efforts and second we find a lot of the maintenance
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associated with these sites is because they are aging out and in such poor conditions. we are able to reduce the existing maintenance burden associated with it. >> thank you very much. next we'll hear from john thomas from dpw. >> good morning. john thomas public manager with boks department of public works. i have a few slides to highlight the levels of work we have under way by the department. focusing on the work demonstrated areas while coordinating with other city departments. these include
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sidewalk inspection, street resurfacing, curb ramp construction throughout the city and all of those while trying to implement the strategy and the better streets plan. in 2011 the road and pavement bond. the condition at that time was at 64 and we plan to make it 72 citywide and we have maintained streets at the good condition level. we have in the past year improved from 64-65. that effort that the bond addressed was to provide 3 years of increased funding over
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our standard levels from 2004-2011. we have jump started that process. it's an overall 10-year plan to bring us to that pci score of 70. we are in year two of the bond implementation. the next slide illustrates those projects. i gave you a handout that might be a little bit easier to read. what you will see on that slide are all of our completed streets and resurfacing in green. the blocks that are planned over the next few years are in red and similarly we show the street and intersection for curb ramps and planned intersection in green and in red if they are planned in the next couple of years. in addition to that we highlight on that map several of the
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streetscape projects through eastern neighborhoods. those projects include potrero avenue streetscape which is worked being done in cord nation with the mta to assist in the implementation of the dwp recommendation and potrero project for streetscape is about $2 million in investment and we are repairing all of portrero division to 25th for approximately $3 million and infrastructure improvement from puc. the second project is approximately $14 million in the environmental stage at this point. caesar chavez is about a $10 million project and in the final stages of construction.
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we have a couple hours in the eastern neighborhoods streetscape. bart is in the design phase at this point. and 24th street had some minor streetscape improvement for pedestrian lighting and sidewalk replacement which was completed this past fall. that concludes my overview of the projects that we have in the eastern neighborhoods. i would be happy to answer any questions you might have. >> i have a question. are these maps different? >> it's the same map but i cut it to make it larger on the powerpoint. >> that's perfect, thank you. supervisor campos, did you have a question? >> a quick probably dumb question and maybe it's not possible to do it. i wonder if there is a way to have a map
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thatten incorporates the various projects in the eastern neighborhood. in other words something that maybe it's not fobl -- possible to do that but to incorporate what everybody is thinking to have something that come piles all the efforts the city has in this part of town. >> i think that's possible to do that. >> okay. thank you for your presentation. okay. folks, we are almost done with item no. 1. i'm going to ask brian strong to come and talk to us a little bit from the capital planning side of the house. >> sure. thank you. good morning members of the board of supervisors, brian strong with
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the capital planning program. yeah, what i can add i think most of the other departments have already covered the various aspects of infrastructure and what we are doing in the eastern neighborhoods. specifically you know the capital plan, the capital budget for the next year is putting about $5 million into if not all some of the eastern projects neighborhood like the streetscape improvement and some of it is a new program which we started with the street improvement bond where we are taking advantage of opportunities whenever we are doing work in the street that we are going to be putting in pedestrian bulb outs or other infrastructure improvements at the same time. we are also investing money in the
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pedestrian and bike safety improvements. some of that is being done directly by dpw and some directly performed by the mta. more generally, there is always been a difficult question that we have at the capital planning which is how do you balance the current needs with new growth and with new needs and as i have come to speak with you all on several occasions, we are still really struggling just to maintain the structure that the city has and just in the general fund program itself we are deferring about $3.9 billion in capital projects that the city has really deemed as high priority, we just don't have the funds to do it. over a billion of that is to take care of what we own.
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part of the struggle in the planning committee is how to balance between what we own and how to address this new growth. the last capital plan is really we started to put some significant investments towards new growth areas and infrastructure around it and part of that is really responding to request from the board and from the eastern neighborhood and cac and other individuals. so where the capital plan itself is looking at about $200 million $200 million in general fund investment over the next two 2 years and the $150 million general obligation fund recommends coming up in an a little bit less than a year from now, november, 2014. that
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sets the stage for deputy controllers presentation which we call transportation implementation that is the launching point for the mayor's transportation task force. we are expected to hear back from this em in the next month or so and looking how to incorporate these in the bond program and the vehicle license fee proposals and so forth. >> okay. >> any questions? >> i had one for you earlier, but i'm looking for my notes. >> i think that was on the budget. i don't know if john, if you had anything to add. when he was up here it was how much specifically in the budget we have for the neighborhoods and specific projects. at the county level we are funding
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it's for the program projects and i can't speak for how much will go to certain neighborhoods, but it gets folding really into the presentation that john thomas was making a portion of his revenue for his program coming out of the general fund in the next year. we are looking at about $5 million for those programs. >> supervisor campos has a question. >> it wasn't' question for mr. strong, but i have a question once the presentations were done. one question i had and thanks to supervisor cohen for putting this item on the agenda. i think this is a very important discussion and very informative. the overall assessment of the infrastructure need that is going to happen because of
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development, when was that analysis conducted and how relevant is it to all that's going on right now because there is a huge economic boom. so i'm wondering if someone can address that issue? >> sure. good afternoon, supervisors. the need assessment was done as part of the eastern neighborhoods plan that was adopted in 2009. there was a needs assessment put together as well as the nexus study to support the impact fees and that identified the need globally and the impact fees because the impact fees could charge are really only a needs side and what is feasible to still get development. the impact fees could only realistically cover a portion of that. there was always the
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sense of the additional need than the impact fees. that's just the need to serve new growth. the impact revenues also can't support existing deficits. so there is a general capital planning needs that we have citywide that brian eluded to. what we are seeing right now from a development standpoint is consistent from what we expected in that needs analysis and that needs analysis is based on projected growth. what we saw was very little development at all and we got what is entitled or under review by the department or in some cases under construction of being built. we have a hot market now. the timing is an a little bit different than maybe we might have projected during the time of the adoption of the plans,
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but i would say over all, because the needs analysis is based on the development and the capacity identified in the zoning is more or less consistent. >> i just had that question to make sure we have an updated analysis of what the need is. do you know the percentage of the need overall is covered by the neighborhood fees. >> we have at that time that it would kov cover you have to 30 percent. >> 30 percent of the need is covered by the fees. where is the rest coming from? >> it's coming from other funding sources such as federal
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grants, bonds, the sources that the task force presented, etc. the 30 percent impact fees is to help leverage the additional funding from other sources. >> okay. well, i do work about sort of how we address the infrastructure needs given everything that's been happening. the transportation piece is really important. i appreciated the mta presentation, but if we are really doing enough to add service to this part of town which is seeing a lot of growth and a lot of development. so that's something that i think we need to do more of and explore a little bit further. thank you again, chair cohen for putting this item on the agenda. >> no problem. thank you. okay. we've come to that special section where we will take public comment. public comment
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is now open. i have one card in front of me, john decastro. if there is anyone that would like to speak, please get in line. >> i will try to be brief. john decastro with boosters. just one thing that came to mind when supervisor campos was asking the question, was my ceo i worked for for many years in sales, he said #40e7 -- hope is not a strategy. i heard this a lot that hope is their strategy. one thing i saw from the presentation where they talked about only one 1 percent of the funding for equipment is identified for the munis, that strikes me very much a hope. that we'll get it out of
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federal grants somewhere. i heard that multiple times but i didn't hear a lot of identification of where that was coming from. my main thrust this morning is i know supervisor cohen was as boosters meeting last week and talked about the eastern neighborhood plan. i want it in the record about our article basically talking about the fact that entire building and mechanical systems should be included nd build height envelope like what kaiser did propose to do although they were moved elsewhere. i think that's a good idea to try to stay within the height limit and not add 20 feet. propose at least 4 percent of the 4:00 p.m. frontages for commercial use spaces. there is development incentives that were on sale, we are ready to
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sail on the development maybe it was 30 percent. maybe we ought to bump that up a little bit. i will pass this up to the clerk. >> thank you very much. >> allison. i'm bringing a letter that i put na in the record. potrero responsible advocate to bring appropriate scale, balance and community benefits to new developments emerging on portrero hill. we are concerned about the impact of thousands of new residents already in our crowded parks and infrastructure. the open space well below the average for san francisco. we are acutely aware of the deficiencies in the area around
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jackson parks and north of mariposa. this will put a substantial strain on the park which is already heavily used and suffering from maintenance issues and suffering a net loss in the neighborhood of recreational facilities. jackson parks consist of softball parks and places for families and picnics. the clubhouse is in poor repair, often closed and inadequate as a community center. but yet with thousands of units targeted inform their area, there is only one area as yet undeveloped. this is entirely contrary to the portrero hill plan and one neighborhood that several needs assessment. many
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residents have complained about poor and in frequent munis service and i have gop -- gone to the website and planning department to ensure the development of complete neighborhood includes open space and open transit and streetscape improvement and affordable housing. before yet another massive development. >> thank you. next speaker, please? >> hello, supervisors, tony from the trail boosters association. supervisor, thank you for the hearing today. the problem is worst and there is a layout that hasn't been discussed yet. there is four gaps in funding that you need to talk about. one is that we
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are deficient in eastern neighborhoods. this was an industrial area. we don't have enough to serve the people who are there now and then there is the lack of funding in the priority projects identified by these departments and the priority projects and the needs assessment they did in 2007 because they reduced that to get to the priority projects and then there is the gap between all of that and the over building. let be clear about the over building. if you look at the pipeline number now, there is 9,000 unit and nearly 5,000 feet of commercial space. that is as much as director ram says is expected in the 40. we are over built and very still in the fancy -- of the
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infrastructure. if you look, there is a way out. there was -- if you add up the values and the pipeline numbers now it's only $700 billion. that is $500 billion or more that wasn't planned and wasn't expected to show up flt that can go to eastern neighborhoods infrastructure. i'm at home with an amateur with the spreadsheet. why am i telling you this number. that should come from your staff and you shuman should -- mandate this. >> seeing no other speakers,
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public comment is closed. >> just a quick question on the $500 million number given. is there a response from planning on that? >> what does the 500 number refer to? >> property values. >> that's property tax revenue that has been identified. we haven't evaluated that. >> how much is in the pipeline talking about the 9,000 units t


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